X9 Seminars

X9 Seminar – Preparing for the Quantum Era by Dr Michele Mosca


We have had two seminars on issues related to quantum computers.  One from ISARA on the basics of quantum computers and quantum safe algorithms and one from NIST that included background information on quantum computers and details on their multi-year program to identify, test and publish quantum safe algorithms.  Now it is time to hear from someone that has a real working quantum computer.  Dr. Michele Mosca is a co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada and has been studying quantum computers and quantum safe cryptographic algorithms for over 17 years.  The Institute has a working small-scale quantum computer.  Dr. Mosca has a well-known formula to determine when you should worry about a quantum computer compromising your data.  Dr. Moody (NIST) referenced this formula in his presentation last month. Dr. Mosca will discuss this formula and a number of other issues to help you prepare for the quantum computing era.

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Bio: Michele Mosca obtained his doctorate in Mathematics in 1999 from the University of Oxford on the topic of Quantum Computer Algorithms.

His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies.

He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry, and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers.

He is a co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a Professor in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the Faculty of Mathematics, and a founding member of Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is the co-founder and Director of CryptoWorks21, an NSERC-funded training program in quantum-safe cryptography. He co-founded the ETSI-IQC workshop series in Quantum-Safe Cryptography which brings together a broad range of stakeholders working toward globally standardized quantum-safe cryptography. In 2015, he co-founded evolutionQ Inc. in order to support organizations as they evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones.

Dr. Mosca’s work is published widely in top journals, and he co-authored the respected textbook “An Introduction to Quantum Computing” (OUP). Dr. Mosca has won numerous academic awards and honours, including 2010 Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000-2005), Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) since 2010, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computation (2002-2012), University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo (2012-present), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013) and Fr. Norm Choate C.R., Lifetime Achievement Award (2017).


X9 Seminar Information:

Date: Tuesday, January. 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 noon ET – 1:30 PM ET
WebEx information will be emailed no later than the end of day on January 15, 2018, to those that register below.

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